The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation announces
the availability of two grants supporting clinical research in cattle.
Each grant will be for up to $25,000. One grant will be for proposals
related to beef cattle, and the other for dairy cattle, although proposals
may address both. Proposals should be aimed at providing practical solutions
which cattle veterinarians can utilize in beef or dairy production environments.
Each proposal should include the title, a one-page description of the
proposed study, a detailed experimental protocol (no more than two pages,
which includes the contributions of each investigator), a budget (including
justification for all expenses), and a list of the investigators with
a brief (2 page maximum) biographical sketch of each investigator. Salary
replacement for faculty members, post-docs or graduate students, indirect
costs, or scientific equipment will not be supported.
If appropriate, more than one project may be funded in each category,
but the total for each category will be limited to $25,000. At least one
of the investigators must be an AABP member. In judging between proposals
of similar merit, preference will be given to proposals from researchers
who are starting their careers or from private practitioners. Preference
will also be given to projects where AABP Foundations funds can serve
as seed money to attract other grants. Results of the studies are expected
to be reported in the research summaries at an AABP Annual Conference
and submitted to a peer-reviewed publication upon completion. 20% of the
granted funds will be withheld until the results are presented and the
article is submitted.
Proposals will be ranked by the Board of the AABP Foundation for bovine
practice relevance. Top ranking proposals will then be reviewed by experts
in the area of study and a research-focused committee of AABP members,
which may include AABP Foundation Board members.
Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., December 23, 2015.
Proposals MUST be submitted online. Questions
may be addressed to the AABP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair, AABP Foundation
- Download a template Competitive
Research Word Document, and complete and save as PDF document.
Name the PDF document yourname.PDF (ex. JohnSmith.PDF).
The proposal shall include:
- Description of the Proposed Study (Maximum of
- Detailed Experimental Protocol (No more than
two pages, which includes the contributions of each investigator)
- Budget (Including justification for all expenses)
- List of Investigators (Provide a brief (maximum
of 2 pages) biographical sketch for each investigator)
- Complete the online application
form. You will upload the PDF file within the application
- Evaluation criteria and scoring system.
- Signed Application Confirmation:
After an online application has been submitted, in its final form, an
application confirmation form must be completed, signed and faxed or
EMailed to the AABP Office (email@example.com/334-821-9532).
This form provides the AABP Foundation with correct payee information
and that space and basic facilities for carrying out the research will
- Notification: Candidates will be notified of the
Committee's decision by July 1.